How to Convert from Propane Gas to Natural Gas
Converting a home from propane gas to natural gas can be done in a few steps and with the services of a licensed professional. Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing has trained professionals on our team to undertake a propane to natural gas conversion for you.
If you’re considering converting from propane to natural gas, Kotz will address your concerns and be happy to answer any questions you may have. To get started, here’s what you need to know to make an informed decision.
Propane to Natural Gas Conversion
First, you need to know if natural gas is available in your neighborhood. Your local gas company can provide that basic information if you’re unsure. Without the availability of natural gas, conversion will not be an option.
If natural gas lines can be accessed for your home, a Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Comfort Specialist will need to assess your home’s existing gas infrastructure to determine if it can support natural gas. This may include checking the size of your gas lines, the condition of your gas appliances and the location of your gas meter.
If a gas meter is not already installed for your home, the gas company will need to do so since this will be the access point for natural gas entering your home.
It’s also important to assess your current home appliances that are operated by propane gas to discern their compatibility with natural gas. A licensed professional will be able to advise you on what appliances will need to be replaced and what modifications, if any, will need to be made to existing appliances to make them compatible.
It’s also very likely the gas piping in your home will need to be modified to accommodate the different pressures and flow rates of natural gas. The Kotz professionals will advise you on any required changes.
Finally, before the propane to natural gas conversion work can commence, the required permits will need to be acquired to ensure all work is done in accordance with local mandates. This compliance provides a layer of protection for your health and safety.
To learn more about a propane to natural gas conversion for your home, call Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today.